Dr. Salman A. Arain earned his medical degree from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency with the Stanford University School of Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Arain completed extensive additional training. First, he finished his echocardiography fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine in San Francisco, California. Then he completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Board certified in interventional cardiology, Dr. Arain specializes in angioplasty and stenting. His clinical expertise extends to treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS), cardiac arrhythmias, heart blockage, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and unstable angina.
Ensuring that his patients enjoy life to its fullest potential, Dr. Arain strives to provide his patients with comprehensive, state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. He believes in treating patients as he would treat his own family.
Dr. Arain is an assistant professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of numerous cardiology societies, including the American College of Cardiology. Throughout his education and career, Dr. Arain has been the recipient of numerous awards, such as Stanford’s Chief Resident Teaching Recognition Award (1996), the Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 – 2013), the Patients’ Choice Award (2008 – 2014) and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (2010, 2012 – 2013).